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Hill Country Bakery turned to Patti Engineering to implement a wireless automated temperature monitoring system in its cold storage distribution center.
During a presentation at the 2015 Siemens Automation Summit, Tim Morrison of Dow Corning explained in detail how the company connected multiple control systems from different vendors to the corporate SAP system for bi-directional communication.
A manufacturer of label converting and finishing equipment reduced design time and costs with Application Templates that lead to software modules so modular in nature that they are effectively autonomous programs in their own right.
Dow Chemical implemented a manufacturing execution system (MES) that increases repeatability of raw material deliveries for batch production and limits process upsets.
Though Honeywell Process Solutions is clearly proud of its ability to support control systems that have been in the field for 40 or more years, enough is enough. In many of these cases, the time to upgrade is now.
Though some may think the Internet of Things is a concept that industry will one day adopt, there are others who claim it is already directly impacting industry.
Manufacturers are examining different network architectures to drive plant efficiencies, and the OPC UA standard is providing scalable results all the way to the enterprise suite. New OPC applications in automotive and food companies show streamlined control applications and real-time data monitoring.
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